Brain Tumour Treatment in Turkey

Turkey has become an important destination for health tourism as millions of tourists visit every year and obtain a considerable amount of revenue from health tourism. The treatment of Brain Tumor in Turkey is considered to be one of the best in terms of the healthcare specialists prevalent in the country as well as the quality of Healthcare Standards. The cost of Brain tumor treatment in turkey starts from USD 2800 but can vary substantially based on the complication of the case of the exact hospital where you are getting treated. A number of tourists from around the world favor healthcare institutions in Turkey and the surgical procedures performed by the latest technology in Turkey are very cost-effective as compared to Europe and the USA. Overseas patients are inclined towards Turkish hospitals in many fields of medicine such as tumour procedures, brain surgery, etc. with regards to low cost and at the same time, it offers state of the art infrastructure and advanced facilities.

The uncontrolled growth of cells in any part of the brain or in any part of the body and spreads to the brain is termed as a brain tumour. They can result due to exposure to radiation, family history of brain tumours or cancer located anywhere else in the body reaches the brain. If the brain tumour remains undiagnosed, it can prove to be fatal and thus, it is important to initiate treatment as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed.

Brain tumours can be diagnosed with the help of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography), and PET (positron emission tomography). To determine if the tumour is benign or malignant, a biopsy of a tumour is taken. The brain tumour can be removed by surgery and the treatment modalities which can be used to treat brain tumour includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery.

While booking a round trip, a person needs to spend 6-8 weeks in Turkey which depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient requires rehabilitation and how fast the patient recovers. The patient may fully recover after 8 weeks of the surgery. Talking about the latest technology which turkey has to offer, NP Istanbul Brain hospital, Turkey is the first hospital in Turkey and second in Europe offers state of the art technology for brain and spinal surgery, paediatric brain, spine and neural surgery, and operations for Parkinson's and movement disorders and is the only hospital which offers 1A Ultra Clean surgery room in Turkey for brain surgery.

Cost comparison in Turkey

The cost of brain tumour surgery in Turkey is USD 2700 as compared to USD 3400 in Tunisia and USD 22,000 in Spain. Turkey offers surgical medical services at affordable prices as compared to other countries. Due to lower surgical costs, thousands of patients from all corners of the world including UK, France, Spain, South Africa South Korea, Iraq, Japan, TRNC, Kuwait, Libya, Egypt, Russia, Turkmenistan, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and Syria favor Turkey for treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The exact nature of Brain Tumors is difficult to be determined and varies on a case to case basis. Brain tumours can result due to exposure to radiation, family history of brain tumours or cancer cells located anywhere else in the body spreads to the brain. Apart from this being overweight,  or a history of cancer. 

The factors affecting the cost of brain tumor treatment in Turkey can vary based on the complexity of the case, the expertise of the treating physician and the quality of the hospital. The factors are listed below: 

  • The complexity of the case
  • Type of approach to the treatment
  • The expertise of the treating physician
  • Standard of the hospital
  • Days of stay in the country post-surgery as suggested by the doctor

The types of surgeries available in Turkey for brain tumor treatment are craniotomy, minimally invasive neuro-endoscopy, and endonasal endoscopic surgery, MRI Guided Laser Ablation, and bio-stimulation.

The number of days in hospitals after brain surgery can stretch for 3-7 days because it can vary depending on the procedure and how patients respond post-surgery. The average length of stay in Turkey can extend for 6-8 weeks depending on the surgery performed, whether the patient requires rehabilitation and how fast the patient recovers.

The top hospitals for brain tumour treatment in Turkey are Medicana Konya, Medicana Ankara International hospital, Liv Hospital Ulus, Hisar International hospital, Acibadem Hastanesi – Altunizade, Memorial Atasehir hospital, and Anadolu Medical Center.

Top doctors in Turkey at Medicana Konya are Hakken Emmez, Sait Sirin, Adnan Altun, Gokhan Kurt, and Yilmaz Kilic. The recognized doctor at Hisar International hospital is Dr. Murat Cobanoglu. The doctors at Memorial Atasehir hospital are Assoc. Prof. Gokalp Silav and MD Mustafa Onoz. The top doctors at Anadolu Medical Center are Prof. Serdar Kahraman, Prof. Dr. Seluck Gocmen, and Asst Prof Gokhan Acka.

The approximate cost of brain tumor surgery in Turkey is USD2700 as compared to USD 3400 in Tunisia and USD 22,500 in Spain. This is just the starting price at which the treatment is offered in Turkey. However, the cost can significantly increase depending on the complexity of the case and stay at the hospital. 

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